Nigerian Scam Swindles Victims by Offering Compensation for Being Scammed

Scam AlertSometimes you can’t help but to give scammers credit for being great storytellers.

Only a clever (and very greedy) cyberthief would think to send out a spam message offering money to compensate a scam victim JUST to lay the groundwork to scam them again.

Keep in mind that it’s highly unlikely for any money lost in a Nigerian scam to be recovered. So if you fall for one of many 419 scams floating around out there, it’s best that you consider your newfound knowledge and sense of internet security awareness as your “compensation.”

It will probably keep you from falling for Nigerian scam emails like the one below:

From: ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (admin@efcc.nig.org)
Subject: PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Nigeria

http://www.efccnigeria.org

Attention Victim,

The Federal Government of Nigeria through provisions in Section 419 of the Criminal Code came up with punitive measures to deter and punish offenders.The Advance Fee Fraud section deal mainly with cases of advance fee fraud(commonly called 419) such as obtaining by false pretense through different fraudulent schemes e.g. contract scam, credit card scam, inheritance scam, job scam, lottery scam, “wash wash” scam (money washing scam), marriage scam. Immigration scam, counterfeiting and religious scam. It also investigates cyber crime cases.

After proper investigations at Western Union Money Transfer and Money Gram office to know if you have truly sent money to fraudsters in Nigeria through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram, your name was found in Western Union Money Transfer database amongst those that have sent money through Western Union Money Transfer to Nigeria and this proves you right that you have truly been swindled by those unscrupulous persons by sending money to them through Western Union Money Transfer in the course of getting one fund or the other that is not real, right now we are working hand in hand with Western Union to track every fraudsters down, do not respond to their e-mails, letters and phone calls any longer, they are scams and you should be very careful to avoid being a victim to fraudsters any longer.

In this regard and in line with the meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland which mandated the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Central Bank to compensate victims of scams defrauded by fraudsters in Nigeria, a sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) has been deposited on your behalf at the Western Union office as compensation.

We have deposited your fund at Western Union Money Transfer agent location EMS Post office lagos, Nigeria. You are to contact the western union office with your details as directed, your fund has already been insured with your details to avoid misappropriation.

Contact the Western Union agent office through the email address stated below;

wuunionnig@aol.com

Yours sincerely,
Ibrahim Lamorde,
Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Please note that some fraudsters are claiming to be the Executive Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde or staff of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have recently been sending phony e-mails/letters and also calling unsuspecting persons, with intent to defraud them. It is important to note that these fraudsters are criminals engaged in advance fee fraud. People throughout the world are falling victim to scams of various kinds. But remember – if it sounds too good to be true, it is probably a scam. In view of these, we unreservedly advice you to dissociate yourself from all correspondence and transactions entered into based on evidently fraudulent and fictitious claims.

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What to Do If You Receive This Nigerian Scam Email

If you get your own copy of this email in your inbox, it’s recommended that you:

  • Do NOT reply to the email OR provide any personal or financial information.
  • Report the email to SpamCop.
  • Delete the email immediately.
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